Land of the Lustrous Manga Going on Hiatus Until Spring 2024

    Haruko Ichikawa's latest work is taking a short break.

    Kodansha has announced that Haruko Ichikawa’s beloved manga Land of the Lustrous will be going on hiatus until spring 2024. The reason for the hiatus is unknown at the time of writing.

    Kodansha and Ichikawa first published the manga in 2012. The series is still ongoing to this day. The only interruption was a brief hiatus from late 2020 to mid-2022. Kodansha will likely reveal more details about the manga’s hiatus in the coming months.

    Land of the Lustrous Manga Hiatus

    Land of the Lustrous Manga Cover

    The December issue of Kodansha‘s Afternoon magazine officially announced that The Land of the Lustrous manga will be going on hiatus until Spring 2024. Kodansha describes the full manga series:

    An elegant new action manga for fans of Sailor Moon and the litany of comics and animation that it inspired, Land of the Lustrous is set in a far future Earth, where humanity’s distant descendants live on in a small group of sexless crystalline beings who must fight off an invasion from the Moon.

    In a world inhabited by crystalline lifeforms called The Lustrous, every unique gem must fight for their way of life against the threat of lunarians who would turn them into decorations. Phosphophyllite, the most fragile and brittle of gems, longs to join the battle. When Phos is instead assigned to complete a natural history of their world, it sounds like a dull and pointless task. But this new job brings Phos into contact with Cinnabar, a gem forced to live in isolation. Can Phos’s seemingly mundane assignment lead both Phos and Cinnabar to the fulfillment they desire?

    Additionally, 12 episodes of an anime streamed by HIDIVE are available on Amazon Prime Video. The company has not yet confirmed if more episodes will be released in the future. Lastly, The Land of the Lustrous manga series is available in its entirety on Kodansha. The manga will be on hiatus until Spring 2024.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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